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Mold Inspection in Southwest Florida


Mold - A Growing Concern


AccuCheck Home Inspection Service uses patented, analytical, methods, and state-of-the-art equipment to test for mold. These certified testing methods assure accuracy and reliability.

Why test for mold in your home?
Medical studies have found that mold is the #1 cause of allergic symptoms. The black mold, Stachybotrys, found in home, office and school environments has been linked to fatal pulmonary disorders. This type of mold is thought to be a possible cause of the sick building syndrome.

Types of Mold Inspections:

  • Limited Mold Sampling - The purpose of a Limited Mold Sampling is to detect the presence of mold contamination in client defined areas of the home. this service provides a fast, economical method of testing. The limitation of this service is that other sources of mold may be present in the home.
  • Mold Screen - This level of inspection utilizes a visual assessment of the entire home, identifies "red flag" areas for mold growth, and will have a limited sampling of mold. If "red flags" are found, the client will be advised and offered a chance for additional sampling. This service is the most popular inspection service for real estate transactions.
  • Mold Survey - The value of this service is that it identifies, determines cause and then introduces corrective measures for ALL mold sources discovered in the entire home. This service is mainly used once a problem has been identified and remediation specifications are needed.

What is Mold and Where Is It Found?
Molds are microscopic organisms, found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds can be found on plants, foods, dry leaves, and other organic material. Also susceptible to mold growth are cellulose materials, such as, cardboard, paper, ceiling tiles, and sheet rock. Molds produce air-born spores and gases and like moisture. They typically thrive in temperatures between 32 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. (More Facts About Mold)

How Can Mold Affect Your Health?
Exposure to mold is not healthy for anyone but the following individuals are at a higher risk for adverse health effects: infants, children, elderly, immune compromised patients, pregnant women, and individuals with existing respiratory conditions. When inhaled, even in small amounts, mold can cause a wide range of health problems including respiratory problems (wheezing), nasal and sinus congestion, watery and red eyes, nose and throat irritation, skin irritation, aches and pains, fevers, asthma, emphysema and in some cases even death. (Learn more about Mold Allergy)

How Can You Be Exposed To Mold?
When moldy materials become damaged or disturbed, spores (reproductive bodies similar to seeds) can be released into the air. The following are sources of indoor moisture that may cause mold problems in your home or office: flooding, leaky roofs, humidifiers, damp basements or crawl spaces, constant plumbing leaks, house plants, steam from cooking, shower/bath steam and leaks, wet clothes, and clothes dryers vented indoors.
(Got Mold? Frequently Asked Questions)

Why is mold more prevalent in homes today?
Homes today are built with heavier insulation, are “wrapped” with a vapor barrier, have less outside air ventilation, and have improperly vented fans and appliances. Also, wood products are not used as frequently or kiln dried as effectively. (A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home)




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AccuCheck Home Inspection Services, 1343 Brentwood Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33919-1901
Phone: (239) 278-0585
Serving Southwest Florida area - providing home inspections in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita and Bonita Beach, North Fort Myers, South Fort Myers; the islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach. Aslo providing Mold Inspection for all of Southwest Florida and greater Fort Myers.